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Rotary Club Of Kaduna Provides Hepatitis Preventive Vaccines To KASU Students



Rotary Club of Kaduna in collaboration with Kaduna State University (KASU) as part of activities that marked the World Hepatitis day with the theme: Eliminate Hepatitis, find the missing millions’ recently has sensitized and provided free testing of Hepatitis ‘B’ virus and vaccines to students of the university.
The President of the Club, Rotarian Mohammed Sani Ahmed at the program which held at the University Main campus disclosed that the club will provide 50 percent vaccines for prevention of the virus.
The President also noted that Rotary Club is a humanitarian society, stressing that its outfit is fighting very hard to achieve zero hepatitis in Nigeria, adding also that Rotary Club of Kaduna has plans to build primary health care center in Unguwar Rimi.
Earlier in his presentation, the Director medicals KASU, Dr. Umar  Mohammed defined hepatitis as inflammation of the liver.
He revealed that the virus remains silent for a very long time in an individual.  He also said that hepatitis “B”and “C” are very common among individuals.
Dr Mohammed encouraged people who have tested positive not to fear, noting that elimination of hepatitis disease is achievable, stressing however that preventing the virus is better.
Also speaking, Dr. Mohammed Bello Haruna who represented the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Baralabe, said that the most important thing about this hepatitis virus is prevention. He urged the students to partake in the screening exercise andnbe sure of their status.
Dr. Haruna also said that Kaduna state government has been in partnership with Rotary club and commended the efforts of the government in building and renovation of primary health care centres in the state.
The students were also screened on the hepatitis B” virus, some of them expressed appreciation to Rotary club for the opportunity.


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